Friday, June 14, 2013

Update ON North West Rail Link Received

Subject: Fw: North West Rail Link Project Update
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2013 11:00

West Rail Link Project Update

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This month the North West Rail Link team we will issue the request for proposals to the two consortia competing for the Operations, Trains and Systems (OTS) contract.

As part of the request for proposal, the NSW Government has today announced that the North West Rail Link will be delivered as a fully-automated rapid transit system.

This is an Australian-first and includes driverless trains and high-tech customer safety and security measures.

The requirement for full automation will be part of the RFP as will a series of customer service requirements which the operator will have to meet – like ensuring trains are on time, that trains and stations are clean and safe, and that customer service is paramount.

Fully-automated train technology has been in use around the world for 30 years.

The technology is focused on safety and reliability.

Millions of people on more than 40 rail lines in at least 14 countries travel every day on fully-automated rail systems.

Features of the system will include:

·         Driverless train operations, with trains constantly monitored by a team of expert controllers at a new state-of-the-art train control centre;
·         Platform screen doors on all platforms, making loading and unloading faster and safer;
·         Cooling and heating at underground stations for customer comfort;
·         Multiple cameras and help points in trains and on platforms and stations,  with live links to the train control centre; and
·         The Police Transport Command and transport officers patrolling the new rapid transit network, the same as the rest of the rail network.

When rapid transit expands beyond Chatswood with the crossing under Sydney Harbour, this automated system will allow the operation of up to 30 trains an hour on the wider network – a massive boost to future capacity.

The two consortia have until the end of this year to finalise their proposals.

The OTS contract will be awarded in the second half of next year.

For further information on the North West Rail Link you can go to
Call our Community Information Line: 1800 019 989
Visit our Community Information Centre: 299 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill

Kind Regards,

The North West Rail Link Team
Transport for NSW

T 1800 019 989
Community Information Centre - 299 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill NSW 2154


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